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HPI power control slipper clutch
« on: July 12, 2015, 07:48:26 PM »
Anyone using one of these on their Baja and are they worth looking into ?

Reason i ask is I have a similar set up on my nitro's and they are fantastic at saving gearboxes/ driveline, etc
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Re: HPI power control slipper clutch
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2015, 09:19:29 PM »
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Anyone using one of these on their Baja and are they worth looking into ?

Reason i ask is I have a similar set up on my nitro's and they are fantastic at saving gearboxes/ driveline, etc



I always liked these myself for the same reason as you, being a baha with all it's power and weight I think it would be a b**** to get spot on,either too much or to little, they look f*&*^*% awesome though headbang
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Re: HPI power control slipper clutch
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2015, 10:09:20 PM »
Not keen on the steel spur but there's a mod on youtube that looks pretty simple to go back to plastic spurs of different sizes.
The other concern is as you have mentioned in regards to weight.
A 5B wouldn't be too much of an issue but a 5T/Sc with the extra weight could become an issue , along with a bigger power plant.

At present , the plastic spur is the sacrificial part of the driveline but the slipper clutch could be a good thing , taking up any "overload" .

My nitro's run bigger engines with taller gearing and to this day I still run stock plastic 2 speed gearboxes with slipper clutches. 
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Re: HPI power control slipper clutch
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2015, 10:17:05 AM »
i was going to use them but decided to sell both mine Gsr engines bought both from me for $200 + p&h

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Re: HPI power control slipper clutch
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2015, 02:39:44 PM »
....completely off topic...1bong1 ...well they're both from hpi I suppose *rofl* ....but I wonder how the hpi drift box thingy would work on 5th scales dontknow

Edit- it does say for 1/10 but....

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Re: HPI power control slipper clutch
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2015, 03:53:07 PM »
Vaguely recall the question being asked on hitlers forum, and seem to think that the general consensus was that it wouldnt work that well in large scales.  Spektrum has a similar thing with their avc, but it has mixed results with kill switches, or at least killer rc brand ones anyway.
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Re: HPI power control slipper clutch
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2015, 07:40:46 PM »
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Vaguely recall the question being asked on hitlers forum, and seem to think that the general consensus was that it wouldnt work that well in large scales.  Spektrum has a similar thing with their avc, but it has mixed results with kill switches, or at least killer rc brand ones anyway.

I think Rino was going to get one to try on one of his land speed missiles.....
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Re: HPI power control slipper clutch
« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2015, 08:49:25 PM »
Doesn't the new version Baja come with a d box installed. I have one of the slipper clutches still in the box for two years now just can't be arsed pulling gear box apart but might have to when I pull out engine

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Re: HPI power control slipper clutch
« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2015, 10:07:50 PM »
the idea of the D-Box in a 5th scale sounds good, the baja really needs a little help and yep I have always wondered ever since I seen the D-box,


I really think the HPI 1/5th slipper was for looks more than anything, can any one person actually say it improved there car dontknow other than just bragging rights
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Re: HPI power control slipper clutch
« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2015, 12:03:42 PM »
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the idea of the D-Box in a 5th scale sounds good, the baja really needs a little help and yep I have always wondered ever since I seen the D-box,


Thought I'd do the silly thing and actually read what it said *rofl* .....

The D-BOX 2 is the Secret Weapon for your driving and drifting!
The HPI D-BOX 2 is developed for RC cars of all types, it's not just for drifters! From the Baja 5B to the Micro RS4 - the D-Box 2 is for you! - You can use the D-BOX 2 on slippery surfaces like wet paved surfaces, muddy conditions, loose dirt and wet clay tracks to give you perfect control in the turns. Simply connect the super-small D-BOX 2 between your receiver and steering servo for an amazing difference in your driving performance!
This makes the D-BOX 2 perfect for nitro racers, touring car drivers, Baja and monster truck owners, bashers and more!
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Re: HPI power control slipper clutch
« Reply #10 on: September 01, 2015, 04:09:21 PM »
The d-box / dox 2 just sound like a fancy name for a gyro. I have been using an old heli gyro on my steering of a hpi firestorm eflux since I had it and it works great.

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Re: HPI power control slipper clutch
« Reply #11 on: October 19, 2015, 09:01:30 PM »
i use the original Dbox on my 1/10 thunder tiger EP onroad, with the 2 turn motor and tall gearing the thing is doing 200+ kph try controlling it then lol

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Re: HPI power control slipper clutch
« Reply #12 on: December 09, 2015, 03:12:33 AM »
I have raced with the PCSC on my 5b for the last 18 months and love it. When it is set up properly, it works well, saves everything from the layshaft to the wheel hex. My car is about average weight and I have run a 29.5 DPR WildChild and 30.5ESP f/m with no issues.

I have modded mine to use any Hostile spur gear, usually run 18/56 but have had it in the dunes with 19/55.

The tricky part is tuning the spring tension; I go by heat. About 100-120c is good, approach 200 and you'll sack out the spring completely.
I'm looking to have some heavier-duty springs made up when I have the time and spare cash, which should handle the heat better.

I will also be offering modded new PCSC's for anyone who is interested; just let me know and we can work out a deal. If you have one already, it would simply be a matter of sending me the big alloy carrier (HPI 85478-b) for machining, and ill return it with the rest of the parts required. Cost involved would be $50.



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